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Category: Nature

Year Introduced: 1928

Item Number: YOU5600

Originating Institution: General Conference

Requirements

1.      Draw or photograph 35 kinds of wild flowers and identify them correctly.
2.      Draw and properly label, or point out the actual parts of a flower: pistil, stamen, petal, sepal.
3.      Name six flower families and their distinguishing characteristics. Name at least two flowers in each family.
4.      Describe the life story of a particular flower, including the part played by insects or wind in pollination.
5.      Name at least two plants that are poisonous to touch, and state which, if any, are found in your locality.
6.      Do three of the following:
a.       Arrange, draw, or photograph a series of at least six flowers showing in order the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet.
b.      Submit fresh, pressed or dried flowers which have: five petals, four petals, three petals, no petals.
c.       Distinguish and name two out of five wild or cultivated flowers by their odor, while blindfolded.
d.      List flowers that you have observed being visited for food by the following:
                                                  i.      Birds
                                                ii.      Honeybees
                                              iii.      Bumblebees
                                              iv.      Butterflies
                                                v.      Moths
e.       Watch a flower for at least ten minutes in the sunshine, and at least ten minutes after dusk, and report on insect visitors. State the number and kind of visitors and name of flower.

Materials

1.      Draw or photograph 35 kinds of wild flowers and identify them correctly.
2.      Draw and properly label, or point out the actual parts of a flower: pistil, stamen, petal, sepal.
3.      Name six flower families and their distinguishing characteristics. Name at least two flowers in each family.
4.      Describe the life story of a particular flower, including the part played by insects or wind in pollination.
5.      Name at least two plants that are poisonous to touch, and state which, if any, are found in your locality.
6.      Do three of the following:
a.       Arrange, draw, or photograph a series of at least six flowers showing in order the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet.
b.      Submit fresh, pressed or dried flowers which have: five petals, four petals, three petals, no petals.
c.       Distinguish and name two out of five wild or cultivated flowers by their odor, while blindfolded.
d.      List flowers that you have observed being visited for food by the following:
                                                  i.      Birds
                                                ii.      Honeybees
                                              iii.      Bumblebees
                                              iv.      Butterflies
                                                v.      Moths
e.       Watch a flower for at least ten minutes in the sunshine, and at least ten minutes after dusk, and report on insect visitors. State the number and kind of visitors and name of flower.

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